[D7903ZLM], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 2nd, 1879

Item

Abstract

New chalk telephones arrived and when tested they "belched right out." If they remain OK, must ship more by every steamer in lots of 40 or 50, plus switchboards. Summarizes discussions with C Roosevelt about telephone consolidations. Brit PO (Preece) takes action solely against Edison Teleph for infringement to make it "pull the chestnuts out of the fire for the Bell Coy." May be able to show that Preece wanted TAE telephone then broke faith. Gouraud incurred no expense forming English teleph co & gave EHJ share of franchise profits; will have expenses in Glasgow. [Long letter, but thorough overview of English situation.]

Date

1879-12-02

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7903ZLM

Folder Set

D7903

Title

[D7903ZLM], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 2nd, 1879

Microfilm ID

49:533

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University